La­bor driv­ing rego costs too high

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

THE for­mer LNP Gov­ern­ment de­liv­ered a freeze on the cost of mo­tor ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion for the three years it was in of­fice in Queens­land.

In con­trast, the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s first bud­get has de­liv­ered an in­crease in mo­tor ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion, more than dou­ble the rate of in­fla­tion.

The LNP tried to stop La­bor’s 3.5 per cent in­crease by mov­ing to disal­low it in the Queens­land Par­lia­ment, but all La­bor and both In­de­pen­dent MPs voted for it.

The LNP is con­cerned about how this un­fair grab for cash by La­bor will im­pact on Queens­land fam­i­lies.

That’s why the LNP has com­mit­ted to not in­creas­ing mo­tor ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion by more than in­fla­tion for the re- main­der of the term, if the LNP were to form gov­ern­ment.

The LNP has a strong record of re­spon­si­ble fi­nan­cial man­age­ment, and our com­mit­ment to tackle this cost of liv­ing is­sue is cred­i­ble.

The Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s in­ex­pe­ri­ence and lack of an eco­nomic plan is ob­vi­ous.

AN­DREW CRIPPS MP, Mem­ber for Hinch­in­brook.

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